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SPJ Offers FOI Internships

Journalists and journalism students, are you looking for a great experience to add to your education while contributing to freedom of information efforts? Check out SPJ’s Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information scholarships. One intern will work in Washington, D.C. and the other out of SPJ HQ in Indianapolis. Here’s some brief info.:

About the SPJ Headquarters Internship

The intern selected to work at the Society’s National Headquarters in Indianapolis writes for the Freedom of Information issue of Quill magazine, published annually in September. Candidates for this position should possess a strong background in writing and reporting.

— Updating comprehensive contact lists for federal and state agencies
— Working on other FOI-related projects of the Society
— Attending and assisting with various SPJ Headquarters-related events

About the Washington, D.C., Internship

The intern selected to work in the law offices of Baker & Hostetler – the Society’s First Amendment legal counsel in Washington, D.C. – primarily works on researching and writing SPJ’s annual Pulliam/Kilgore Report. The report addresses a Freedom of Information topic of interest to journalists and attorneys. The 5,000- to 6,000-word report is distributed at the Society’s National Convention. Candidates for this position should possess a strong background in law or be able to demonstrate a solid interest in law and the ability to conduct the responsibilities required.

Other duties of the Washington, D.C., intern include:

— Writing stories for Quill magazine
— Attending hearings on Capitol Hill that are of interest to SPJ
— Representing SPJ at various Washington, D.C., events

For more info., visit SPJ online.

Dave Cuillier’s “Access Across America” Comes to the Northwest

SPJ FOI Chair Dave Cuillier is taking his “Access Across America” dog-and-pony show on the road, starting April 27. He arrives in the Pacific Northwest next week and will travel throughout Region 10 on this leg of his trip. His mission? To provide national FOI training to journalists and newsrooms. His Region 10 stops include:

May 3:  Portland, Oregon  (Oregon/SW Washington Pro Chapter)
May 4:  Tacoma, Washington  (WCOG & Western Washington Pro Chapter)
May 5:  Yakima, Washington (William O. Douglas)
May 6:  Spokane, Washington  (Inland Northwest)
May 7:  Missoula, Montana  (Montana Pro)

For more info. on Dave’s cross-country FOI tour, funded by a grant from the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, visit the Access Across America page at SPJ.org.

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